Chinook

• (n.) A jargon of words from various languages (the largest proportion of which is from that of the Chinooks) generally understood by all the Indian tribes of the northwestern territories of the United States. • (n.) One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their s...
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Chinook

(from the article `Computers and Information Systems`) Scientists at the University of Alberta improved an existing game software called Chinook to a level that it would never lose (that is, it would ... ...must end in a draw with best play was confirmed. Credit for the proof belongs to Jonathan Schaeffer, a Canadian computer scientist,...
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chinook

chinook salmon noun large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
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Chinook

[C-Train] Chinook is a stop on the South Line (Route 201) of the C-Train light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. The station opened on May 25, 1981 as part of the original South line. The station is located on the exclusive LRT right of way (adjacent to CPR ROW) at 61 Avenue SW, 5.7 km South of the City Hall Interlocking. The station is a th...
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Chinook

[draughts player] Chinook is a computer program that plays checkers (also known as draughts). It was developed 1989–2007 at the University of Alberta, by a team led by Jonathan Schaeffer and consisting of Rob Lake, Paul Lu, Martin Bryant, and Norman Treloar. ==Man vs. Machine World Champion== Chinook is the first computer program to win t...
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Chinook

[newspaper] Chinook was a counterculture underground newspaper published weekly in Denver, Colorado from Aug. 21, 1969 to Jan. 21, 1972. It was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate. A total of 117 issues were printed. In 1972 it merged with Boulder magazine to become The Straight Creek Journal, which considered itself an alternative ...
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Chinook

Chi·nook' noun 1. (Ethnol.) One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their skulls. Chinooks also called Flathead Indians . 2. A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experie...
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Chinook

A Chinook is a warm, dry, gusty wind that occasionally occurs to the leeward side of a mountain range, particularly the Rocky Mountains.
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chinook

A type of foehn wind. Refers to the warm downslope wind in the Rocky Mountains that may occur after an intense cold spell when the temperature could rise by 20°F to 40°F in a matter of minutes. Related term: Snow Eater and Dave's Dictionary
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chinook

A type of foehn wind. Refers to the warm downslope wind in the Rocky Mountains that may occur after an intense cold spell when the temperature could rise by 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes. Also known as the Snow Eater.
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Chinook

A type of foehn wind. Refers to the warm downslope wind in the Rocky Mountains that may occur after
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Chinook

A warm dry wind which blows from the West on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. Similar to the 'Foehn' in Europe.
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Chinook

A warm S.E. wind in the winter and spring in the pacific N.W. A dry wind from Washington blowing dowsing down the Eastern slope of the Rockies, a tribe of Washington.
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Chinook

A warm wind, usually in the spring. This is a common term in the Northwest.
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Chinook

Chinook (shinook', chi–) , Native American tribe of the Penutian linguistic stock. Altogether twelve main tribes spoke Chinook languages; all were in the Columbia River valley. The Chinook themselves were on the lower extremity of the river and, with the Clatsop, constituted the now extinc...
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Chinook

Chinook is a cultivated variety of potato.
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chinook

chinook, warm, dry air mass that descends the eastern slopes of the U.S. and Canadian Rocky Mts. after having lost moisture by condensation over the western slopes. Chinooks occur mainly in winter. They sometimes replace the cold continental air mass over the western plains, causing rapid melting of...
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Chinook

Marketing name for Boeing-Vertol Model 114 heavy lift transport helicopter [US]
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Chinook

Member of a group of American Indian people who inhabited the Pacific northwest coast and Columbia River regions of Oregon and Washington. Their language belonged to the Penutian family. The Chinook...
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Chinook

North American Indians of the Northwest Coast who spoke Chinookan languages and traditionally lived in what are now Washington and Oregon, from the ... [1 related articles]
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Chinook

See 'föhn'.
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Chinook

The Boeing Vertol Model 114 (CH-47 Chinook) is a series of American utility and transport medium/heavy helicopters first flown in 1961 characterised by a long body and rotablades at each end. The Chinook is powered by two Textron Lycoming T55-L-712 turboshafts providing a top speed of 265 kmh and a range of 185 km depending upon load. The Chinook c...
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Chinook

The chinook is the warm dry wind at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, and presents the same features as the fohn winds of Switzerland. The chinook winds descend from the Rockies, and while they are chiefly found in Montana and Wyoming, they also extend from the southern part of Colorado up into Canada as far as the Arctic circle. The high te...
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chinook

warm, dry wind descending the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, primarily in winter. Winds of the same kind occur in other parts of the world ... [3 related articles]
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chinook

[n] - a warm dry wind blowing down the E slopes of the Rockies 2. [n] - a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river 3. [n] - large Pacific salmon valued as food
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